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"Through my paintings I hope to communicate a personal enthusiasm and respect for the natural world, thus encourage in others an active stewardship of same." -- JEANNE ILLENYE

classical oil painting basket of roses grapes peaches bird's nest eggs 8x10

"The Captive Rose"
8x10 inches / oil on canvas 
The title bespeaks the risk of a soft, tender beauty being crushed as one of the plush English roses is captive under a pile of fuzzy peaches and dew touched grapes within the basket.

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I was published in Visual Language Magazine


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